Photos of the Organ Project In Chronological Order

 

Please note this does not show completed work, but stages as it is under constuction.

 

Building the pipes crates to move the organ from Lincoln City.   It was the first summer of Covid, so when the hotels reopened we jumped and got all these crates built in 3 days.

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After the 11am Mass i got ready and rented the big truck.  Thankfully  A CHOIR MEMBER from one of my lutheran churchs WHO IS A TRUCK DRIVER GAVE ME A QUICK LESSON BEFORE I SET OFF.

 

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dR rOBERT kAYE AND HIS wIFE pEGGY WHERE WONDERFUL HOSTS, AND EVEN GAVE US LUNH EACH DAY.    tHEIR DONATION WAS THE STARING POINT FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE ORGAN.

 

Here are some pictures of his instalation.  Every pipe was removed one by one and crated.

 

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Once back in Spokane we found a work space to start the rebuilding.   After a lot of struggle to find a rental space, Larry and Louise Andrews offered us a bay in their shop Andrews Mechanical.   It was there that the real work of rewiring and restoration began.    

 

The following pictures are in this workshop and show other components i acquired for use in our Organ. 

 

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The Facade (Display Pipes) are functional and play,  they are from a  1907 Kimball from the Lidgerwood congregational church.   The new Console is from Don Gormans home organ.  Both Generously supplied by John Oss.

 

The New-to-us Windchests (Boxes of pressurized air that the pipes sit on, are from the 1929 Wicks Organ originally installed in The Temple Emmanu-El synagogue in Spokane.

 

 

The Next Photos show work on the console and its electric relays, and action.

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New Toe studs installed on the knee board.

 

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The Missing key was off for a matching key cover to be made.   All it wanted for Christmas that year was its missing f natural.

 

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Its alive!!   

Fathers Incense really made it dramatic, when i first played pipes from the new console.

 

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After the removal of the old console, and the installation of the new, I began work in the Pipe chambers rebuilding the chests and actions.   Starting in the Choir division.   Right Side when looking towards the Choir Loft.

 

The 16' Haskelled Diapason removed for repairs.

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Repaired, rewired, and reinstalled.

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Here is the Main winding Junction and 2 of the 3 regulators that keep the pressure constant.

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The Origanal chest turned 180 Degrees in the fore and the new chest in the rear.

 

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New Electro Mechanical Valves to replace the original Pneumatic action on the lowest octave

 

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New Hohl Flute being fitted, Originally from the 1952 Kilgen Organ at Saint augustin.

Behind and above is the new chest for the 1930's Kimball Oboe

 

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More Rewired Magnets

 

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New Chest for the 1905 Kimbal 4' Flute D'amour above the lower chests.   Note the Ladder and Tuning platform for it and the Oboe.

 

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On the left the original rack board,  with holes that were to large to fit the oboe.  Right the new properly sized rack board.

 

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Oboe During Fitting,  White cloth is pipes who's action needs adjustment.

 

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After the choir was all physically installed, it was time to move over to the swell.  

 

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New Diapason pipes finally going on the chest that was prepared for them in the original 1949 organ.

 

More wiring

 

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The New Upperwork Chest for the swell, from Don Gorman's House organ, generously supplies to us by John Oss

 

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The Originally swell chest in the rear, with the new chest taking shape in front.    The Swell Trumpet lives in the back alcove next to the shutters into the church.

 

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The Chest before fitting and varnishing.

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Next the Vox Humana,  Living on the back wall

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After the swell, I started on the Positif,  the lower division in the Balcony.   I hope to get it playing in the next few weeks.

 

 

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Building the legs, same as for the other chests

 

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Pipes Mostly planted and fitted snuggly in their new homes,  From left to right, 8' rohrflute, 8' Bourdon, 4' gemshorn, 8' Cromhorne.

 

Now i am turning my attention to the upper level, which is the Great division.

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More wiring.

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New Toe Board to convey the wind to the facade pipes.

 

 

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As we near the conclusion of the Organ Project here are some interesting facts .

 Coming Soon

 

 

 

 Pictures of the Project So Far

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Organ Fundraiser (Adopt a Rank)

 

 

 Coming Soon!!

SUNDAY, MAY 26TH
7:30 am, Mass Pro Populo
11:00 am, Mass Pro Populo

MONDAY, MAY 27TH
5:30pm Mass For the Holiness of Priests
TUESDAY, MAY 28TH
8:00am , Mass 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29TH
4:30 pm, Confessions
5:30 pm, Mass Souls in Purgatory
THURSDAY, MAY 30TH
8:00am , Mass Pro Populo
SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST
3:00pm, Confessions
4:00pm, Mass Pro Populo
SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND
7:30 am, Mass Pro Populo
11:00 am, Mass Pro Populo